The PNNA Memorabilia Catalog

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2008 C08-01 medallion resembling 1796-7 (Draped Bust) US half dime, pewter (left), approx. 18 mm, thin planchet, 59th Annual Convention, Tukwila, Washington, April 4-6, 2008.
Only available in collector sets or as presentation pieces: C08-02 silver (center); C08-03 bronze (right).
Dies 'cloned' from Gallery Mint Museum's (GMM) dies for their reproduction of the 1796 half dime.
Tom Maringer of the Shirepost Mint hubbed the dies using GMM masters and hub punches.
Greg Franck-Weiby did the inscriptions and border dentilation on both of these dies, and also performed the final striking. Mintages: Pewter: 750 handed out to paid attendees at the door, 25 in collector sets, about 100 struck at convention and sold for $1.00 each. Silver: 125 (100 presentation pieces, 25 in collector sets). Bronze: 25 in collector sets. (Collector sets numbered 1 to 25.)
2008 {photos not currently available}
Dies used to strike C08-01 to C08-03 medallions.
These dies were produced as described above under contract to the PNNA, and are currently either in the possession of Greg Franck-Weiby or the PNNA. They will not be given a catalog number.
2008 C08-04 For the 2008 Fall (PNNA/WCC) convention, a second set of dies of the draped bust Liberty/small eagle half dime type was hubbed with different inscriptions added - "Willamette Coin Club" on the bust side, and "Portland, Oregon, October 18-19" on the eagle side. Only small quantities (dozens) of pewter pieces were struck, all at the Fall Convention.
2009 Portland ANA Show pieces (C09-01 to C09-08) see the next page.

2009 C09-09 medallion resembling 1800-05 (Draped Bust with Heraldic Eagle) US half dime, pewter (left), approx. 18 mm, thin planchet, 60th Annual Convention, Tukwila, Washington, April 17-19, 2009.
Only available in collector sets: C09-10 silver (center); C09-11 bronze (right).
Obverse die same as for 2008 pieces; eagle die engraved by Greg Franck-Weiby, who also performed the final striking. Mintages: Pewter: 750 handed out to paid attendees at the door, 25 in collector sets, 100 presentation pieces, and about 100 struck at convention and sold for $1.00. Silver: 25 in collector sets. Bronze: 25 in collector sets. (Collector sets numbered 1 to 25.)
2009 {photos not currently available}
Dies used to strike C09-09 to C09-11 medallions.
These dies were produced as described above under contract to the PNNA, and are currently either in the possession of Greg Franck-Weiby or the PNNA. They will not be given a catalog number.
2009 C09-12 (pewter) and C09-13 (copper) presentation pieces for PNNA co-sponsored British Token Congress, Seattle, WA, May 14-16, 2009. Featuring the Seattle Space Needle and Lady Godiva!

The Space Needle image was based on a nickel advertising token of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe (IIRC). The Lady Godiva image was based on the 1792 copper half penny token of the City of Coventry (one of the most popular of the British token series of the 1780s-'90s). After cutting the dies, I learned that there were two versions of the original type, the 'modest' version, and the 'revealing' version; both show the Lady drawing her long hair across her bosom, but in the modest version, she has completed the motion, while on the other she has not. The BTC version is not modest! Approximate mintage (copper): 50 to 100.